Friday, April 5

If MLK had lived: "This is what I got all those ass-whoopings for?"

Huey dreams about what would happen if Martin Luther King, Jr. had lived instead of being assassinated in 1968, in the Peabody Award-winning episode of "The Boondocks" entitled, "Return of the King":

Transcript: "Is this it? This is what I got all those ass-whoopings for? I had a dream once. It was a dream that little black boys and little black girls would drink from the river of prosperity, freed from the thirst of oppression. But lo and behold, some four decades later, what have I found but a bunch of trifling, shiftless, good-for-nothing niggers? And I know some of you don't want to hear me say that word. It's the ugliest word in the English language, but that's what I see now: niggers. And you don't want to be a nigger, 'cause niggers are living contradictions! Niggers are full of unfulfilled ambitions! Niggers wax and wane, niggers love to complain! Niggers love to hear themselves talk but hate to explain! Niggers love being another man's judge and jury! Niggers procrastinate until it's time to worry! Niggers love to be late, niggers hate to hurry! … Black Entertainment Television is the worst thing I've ever seen in my life! … Usher, "Michael Jackson" is *not* a genre of music! … And now I'd like to talk about "Soul Plane". … I've seen what's around the corner, I've seen what's over the horizon, and I promise you, you niggers won't have nothing to celebrate. And no, I won't get there with you. I'm going to Canada."
Return of the King